Professional Development Manager

Posted March 29, 2024
LocationWashington D.C.
Job Type Direct Hire
Industry Legal
ContactDirect Hire Team

Job Description

The Ford Agency is actively recruiting an experienced Professional Development Manager to join a leading law firm. The Manager will create diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) curriculum, learning and development content for the firm, collaborate with vendors to update offerings, and maintain best practices and trends within the DEI content space. This is a unique opportunity for a professional development manager to lead a firm's DEI educational programs.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Strategize, develop, and implement learning and development plans for DEI team
  • Design engaging curriculum and content for DEI trainings and programs
  • Cross collaborate with regional teams and partners to ensure offerings align with larger firm goals
  • Track learning & development trends and emerging best practices
  • Understand and research DEI programming solutions for broad range of audiences
  • Partner with various affinity groups to better curate content and frame learning and development criteria and strategy
Qualifications Include:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Behavior, or related field
  • Master's degree or JD strongly preferred
    • Active Bar Membership or coaching certification is a plus
  • 10+ years learning and development experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team
  • Law firm experience strongly preferred
  • Experience creating content for DEI programs
Key Points:
  • Instructional Design
  • Program Management
  • Leadership Role
Candidates for this position must be based in DC, MD, or VA area or have independent plans for relocation.
The Ford Agency is a recruiting firm based in Washington, D.C. We represent a broad range of organizations including: non-profits, associations, legal, consulting, and government relations firms. This position is an opening with one of our clients.